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Tensions Rise Over Path Forward for Puerto Rico Schools

San Juan, Puerto Rico Five months since Hurricane Maria struck this U.S. territory and disrupted an already-struggling school system, different education leaders are speaking the same basic language: They want more and better educational opportunities for the island’s 320,000 public school students. But there are big and potentially irreconcilable disagreements ...

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Lunar New Year restaurant specials in New York City

When Lunar New Year kicks off Feb. 16, families across the world will gather over auspicious foods symbolizing luck, fortune and longevity. In New York City, restaurants will usher in the year of the dog with their own interpretation of holiday dishes, ranging from bright red dumplings to adorable ...

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Early Childhood – Education Week

Report Roundup ” ‘Facetime Doesn’t Count’: Video Chat as an Exception to Media Restrictions for Infants and Toddlers” Although the American Academy of Pediatrics has discouraged parents and caregivers from exposing infants and toddlers to screens, a new study in the journal Child Development suggests a potential exception: family video ...

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When Students Assault Teachers, Effects Can Be Lasting

Teacher Michelle Andrews says she was assaulted by a student in 2015. She ended up pressing charges, was fired, and then settled with the school board for nearly $200,000. —Daryl Peveto for Education Week When Michelle Andrews leaned over to talk to a disruptive 6th grader in her class, she ...

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Viral Anti-Bullying Video Nets Student Two-Day Suspension

News in Brief A Tennessee high school student’s anti-bullying video has resulted in nearly 600,000 views on YouTube and a suspension for its creator. Lebanon High School student Emily Gipson said school administrators accused her of “trying to incite violence” and gave her a two-day in-school suspension for the video ...

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